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Old 07-15-04, 08:00 AM   #1
Hugh
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Default mandrake - kernel version install problem (newbieish)

Hi,
My installer log is as follows:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Jul 15 16:49:16 2004

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-15mdk/
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp site : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
5336). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-6106), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> A precompiled kernel interface for kernel 'Mandrake Linux 10.0 kernel
2.6.3-7mdk i586' has been found here:
./usr/src/nv/precompiled/nv-linux.o-1.0-6106.mdk10.0_2.6.3-7mdk.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; /usr/bin/ld -d -r -o nvidia.ko precompiled-nv-l
inux.o nv-kernel.o'...
-> Kernel module linked successfully.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This is most likely
because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
-1 No such device
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.




I have updated to kernal 2.6.3-15 (as per mandrake update) and have the source installed. It appears the installer is using the 2.6.3-7 kernel (the original) As this is inside the installer, how do I rebuild my kernel?

thanks,
Hugh (newbie....)
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Old 07-15-04, 08:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: mandrake - kernel version install problem (newbieish)

Did you reboot to load the new kernel? Check the currently running version with uname -r
That version and the kernel source you have installed have to match exactly for the nVidia installer to complete.
Building the kernel is very possible but there is a learning curve. The source includes its own documentation.
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Old 07-16-04, 06:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: mandrake - kernel version install problem (newbieish)

The problem was with the kernel version. I expected the GUI to do the installation for me... Nope it didn't


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